Camp America maintains an Advisory Board in order to closely monitor developments, obtain feedback on program components, and be responsive to industry trends. It is comprised of professionals across all segments of the summer camp community.

2023-2024 Camp America Board of Advisors

Agency Camps

  • Terrie Campbell
    Camp Howe, MA
  • Lee Bell
    Camp Vacamas, NJ

Day Camps

  • Ryan Hermanson
    Ramapo Country Day Camp, NY
  • Dave Schmeltzer
    Henry Kaufman Campgrounds, NY

Faith Based Camps

  • Suzanne Bates
    Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake
    Camp Greenwood, MI
  • Ed Covert
    Salvation Army Western Territory, CA
  • Matthew Tees
    Camp DeWolfe, NY

Special Needs

  • David Billingham
    Southampton, NY
  • Todd Thompson
    Elks Camp Moore, NJ
  • Mary Anne Killeen
    Camp Anne, NY
    and A.H.R.C. Katy Isaacson and Elaine Gordon Lodge, NY
    A.H.R.C. of New York
  • Kurt Podezswa
    Camp for All, TX

Girl Scout Camps

  • Janet DePetrillo
    Girl Scouts of Western New York, NY
  • Joanna Lenahan
    Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, MA
  • Denise Viau
    Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, DC

Independent Camps

  • Jim and Sue Adams
    Lake Delaware Boys Camp, NY
  • Adam Baker
    Camp Equinunk and Blue Ridge, PA
  • Sue Lein
    Camp Emerson, MA
  • Dayna Hardin
    Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls, MI
    Greenwoods Camp for Boys, MI
    The Glen and The Grove, MI
  • Lauren Popkin Herschthal
    Blue Star Camps, NC
  • Jeff Portnoy
    Skylake Yosemite Camp, CA
  • Kathy Ragsdale
    Camp Stewart for Boys, TX
    and Heart O’ the Hills Camp for Girls, TX
  • Howard Salzberg
    Camp Modin, ME
  • Beth Schaefer
    French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, NY
  • Mark Toporoff
    Camp Danbee, MA
  • Nigel Watson
    French Woods Sports and Arts Center, NY